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motherboard voltages

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Dr.xp, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Dr.xp

    Dr.xp Regular member

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    my system is: abit-nf7,athlonxp 2800+,gigabyte 3d cooler, 2x256mb ddr 333mhz markvision mem dims,sound blaster live 5.1,msi gforcefx 5200 128.

    i have 4 color led 80mm case fans,thermaltake memory cooler 40mm fan,ide color led cable,neon ligth fan grill all that plug in a 420 watt power supply.

    the thing is that the board monitor for windows that comes with the board keep giving me and alarm with the message: your -12v is over its limits and shuts down my pc. do a need a bigger power supp or set volts in my mb.
    please help.

    Dr.xp
     
  2. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Well if it is reporting that your -12 volts is over it's limits, then it can either be:

    1. Software is not correct, contact the M/B manufacturer and see if there is an upto date hardware monitor program.

    2. Or your power supply is in fact supplying in excess of -12 volts, swap the PSU and see if it cures it.


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  3. agent-k

    agent-k Regular member

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    Get a good quality one. Spend as much as you can possibly afford.
    Nephilim spent more on his power supply than some of us spend on our whole computer.
     
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    baabaa Active member

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    LOL, yes I believe he did..............
     
  5. Dr.xp

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    thanks guys ill get 500 or 600w ps
    ill let you know

    dr.xp
     
  6. The_OGS

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    Or, just get a top-quality, name-brand 420W PS :)
     

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